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Airport Express - extending the network to two ethernet ports

537635

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As it is written in the title:

If I extended the wireless network with an Airport Express - would it be possible to connect two ethernet devices (printer + NAS) to both free ports?
 

drsox

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Apr 29, 2011
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As it is written in the title:

If I extended the wireless network with an Airport Express - would it be possible to connect two ethernet devices (printer + NAS) to both free ports?

Yes. Depending on your setup, you can connect 2 LAN devices to the AE that is the extended one and 1 LAN device to the original one.
If the AEs are linked by a LAN then you can only connect 2 extra LAN devices - 1 to each.
 
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537635

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That explains everything. Thanks.

Actually it is supposed to be:

Aiport Extreme --- wireless --- Airport Expres ---- NAS + printer + other wifi clients

Of course you only get wifi speeds on the ethernet ports...
 
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drsox

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Apr 29, 2011
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That explains everything. Thanks.

Actually it is supposed to be:

Aiport Extreme --- wireless --- Airport Expres ---- NAS + printer + other wifi clients

Of course you only get wifi speeds on the ethernet ports...

You might get less speed as in Extend mode AFAIK the data has to be sent twice. Main -> Extended and back again.
 
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Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
As it is written in the title:

If I extended the wireless network with an Airport Express - would it be possible to connect two ethernet devices (printer + NAS) to both free ports?

Are you referring to the older AE...(one Ethernet Port) or the new, flat one?

I have the newbie, and ut works perfectly with two Ethernet connections occupied....The older ones can be a little flaky.
 
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davidlv

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Apr 5, 2009
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That explains everything. Thanks.
Actually it is supposed to be:
Airport Extreme --- wireless --- Airport Express ---- NAS + printer + other wifi clients. Of course you only get wifi speeds on the ethernet ports...
Just bought an Airport Express today, set it up, and have same speed on wifi as via ethernet! Setup was a pain, had to use airport utility 5.6.1, as 6.3 absolutely refused to find the base station. Also had to reboot the fiber optics router and adaptor. But all is well after that, screaming fast using 5GHz wide wifi with default channel 36.
 

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Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
Just bought an Airport Express today, set it up, and have same speed on wifi as via ethernet! Setup was a pain, had to use airport utility 5.6.1, as 6.3 absolutely refused to find the base station. Also had to reboot the fiber optics router and adaptor. But all is well after that, screaming fast using 5GHz wide wifi with default channel 36.

Yep, it's worth it...I get 103 down and 10 up over wifi on my rMBP...Ipad goes off the scale as does my IP5...Well worth the £79.00!:)
 
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